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September 24, 2018 News News

Toothbrush Subscription Firm Apologises Over ‘Spit or Swallow’ Advert

by Richard Adams, The Guardian

A toothbrush subscription company has apologised after attracting heavy criticism for a “foul” marketing campaign aimed at first-year students arriving at universities across the UK. Brushbox admitted that the inclusion of a beer mat with a suggestive image of a

September 24, 2018 News News

Patterson Dental Enhances Software Portfolio Through Agreement wit Dental Intelligence

by Patterson Dental

Patterson Dental, a business unit of Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO), today announced a new agreement with Dental Intelligence to distribute and support the company’s portfolio of software products for use in dental practices. “We are excited to be partnering with

September 18, 2018 News News

BlueIQ Increases Team Huddle Effectiveness By Providing Key Appointment, Scheduling Data

by BlueIQ

BlueIQ, developers of the practice analytics platform that gathers data from multiple sources, announced the release of Insights, a new graphical display of scheduling data specifically designed for team huddles, helping dental teams drive production by focusing on key appointments.

September 17, 2018 News News

1 out of 5 Texans Has Not Seen a Dentist in 5 Years or More

by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Many Texans would agree that healthy teeth and gums are important, however a Guardian survey shows Texans aren’t backing it up with regular visits to the dentist. In fact, 1 out of 5 Texans admit they haven’t seen a dentist in 5

September 17, 2018 News News

Henry Schein Hygiene Kits Being Sent to Children and Families Around the World

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that Team Schein Members (TSMs) from around the world have collaborated to build more than 17,000 hygiene kits for girls, children, and adults living in international emergency areas. TSMs assembled the kits as

September 17, 2018 News News

Henry Schein Announces New Roles for Senior Dental Leaders

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced new roles for two of its senior dental leaders. Tim Sullivan will assume the role

September 17, 2018 News News

Province Needs To Do More To Fill Dental Care Funding Gap, Ottawa Dentist Says

by Kimberley Molina, CBC News

An Ottawa dentist says more needs to be done to help Ontarians access necessary dental care. Around 32 per cent of Canadians don’t have dental insurance, according to numbers from 2017, and approximately one in six Canadians aren’t able to access

September 17, 2018 News News

New Product Solutions, Passionate Colleagues at Dentsply Sirona World in Orlando

by Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona World, the three-day conference with top-quality speakers, brings together several thousand dentists, dental technicians, and opinion leaders from all over the dental world in Orlando. They can look forward to talks and workshops as well as presentations on

September 14, 2018 News News

Dentsply Sirona World 2018’s Opening Day Hits All the Right Marks

by Dentsply Sirona

After much anticipation, Dentsply Sirona World 2018 has officially begun! Thousands filled the hallways of the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort to begin their three-day journey of learning, laughing and socializing with the best minds in the dental industry. The first

September 14, 2018 News News

Antibiotics Destroy Immune Cells and Worsen Oral Infection, Says Study

by Case Western Reserve University, Medical Xpress

New research shows that the body’s own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections. A team of Case Western Reserve University researchers found that antibiotics actually kill the “good” bacteria keeping infection and inflammation at

September 13, 2018 News News

Regrowing Dental Tissue With Stem Cells From Baby Teeth

by University of Pennsylvania, ScienceDaily

Sometimes kids trip and fall, and their teeth take the hit. Nearly half of children suffer some injury to a tooth during childhood. When that trauma affects an immature permanent tooth, it can hinder blood supply and root development, resulting

September 13, 2018 News News

Dentists Prescribing Too Many Antibiotics, Says BCCDC

by Liam Britten, CBC News

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says dentists are prescribing too many antibiotics — and it wants patients to help solve that problem. A new poster campaign launched  by the BCCDC and the B.C. Dental Association is asking people to

September 11, 2018 News News

Periodontal Experts Address Clinical Efficacy of Laser Usage in Patient Care

by American Academy of Periodontology

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the leading professional organization dedicated to the dental specialty of periodontics, has published its “best evidence consensus” (BEC) panel proceedings on the topic of laser usage. The proceedings are the result of the AAP’s

September 10, 2018 News News

Becoming a Dentist in B.C. Now Costs More Than 500 Root Canals

by Alex McKeen, StarMetro Vancouver

Matthew Yeung has wanted to be a dentist since high school. He’s well aware of the age-old trope that patients dread dental appointments, but he was willing to set aside negative perceptions of the profession for what he sees as

September 10, 2018 News News

Woman Develops a ‘Black Hairy Tongue’ After Horrific Car Accident

by Madeline Cox, Kid Spot

She felt nauseous and had a bad taste in her mouth but didn’t think anything of it until she looked in the mirror. After the accident that left the 55-year-old woman with both legs crushed, doctors told her to take antibiotics to prevent

September 10, 2018 News News

Worries Mount About Dental Offices Replacing Retailers on Toronto Streets

by Sarah Efron, The Globe and Mail

Keen observers have noticed an unexpected trend in the ultra-hip West Queen West area of Toronto – a proliferation of dentists’ offices. “Right across from the Drake Hotel there’s a dentist’s office and half block south another one just opened,”

September 6, 2018 News News

Dental Board Disciplines Dentist For Unnecessary Work On 3-Year-Old

by Matthew Ormseth, Hartford Courant

The Connecticut State Dental Commission voted 7-2 Wednesday to discipline a Terryville dentist who faced allegations he did unnecessary work on a 3-year-old girl when he installed eight steel crowns on her teeth in a single session. Ammar Idlibi was

September 6, 2018 News News

New Hu-Friedy Waterline Filter Helps Dental Practices Deliver Clean Water

by Hu-Friedy

Hu-Friedy, the global leader in dental instrument manufacturing and infection prevention solutions, today announced the release of the HU-FRIEDY WATERLINE FILTER, the company’s newest innovation that will help dental practices continuously deliver clean water to patients. “Dental unit waterlines are known

September 5, 2018 News News

Carestream Dental Marks First Year as Freestanding Digital Dental Technology Company

by Carestream Dental

Carestream Dental is breaking with tradition for a good reason. The traditional one-year anniversary gift may be paper, but the independent dental technology company can’t help but celebrate with all things digital. “It’s been an exciting first year for Carestream

September 5, 2018 News News

Brasseler Canada Launches New E-Commerce Experience: Shop.Brasseler.ca

by Brasseler Canada

Brasseler Canada, a leading provider of dental instrumentation, launched today a new e-commerce experience: Shop.Brasseler.ca. The all new, mobile-friendly Shop.Brasseler.ca introduces a customer-friendly shopping experience with advanced search features, detailed product information, and an easy-to-navigate interface. “Brasseler Canada’s new e-commerce